High School Sports

  • Garcia tabs Benedectine College for next softball stop

    BRIGHTON -- The list of softball accomplishments for Brighton's Carleigh Garcia is something to see.

    She was a first-team, all-state selection in voting from the Colorado High School Activities Association, Maxpreps and Colorado Preps. She was fourth in class 5A in slugging percentage and fifth in RBIs. She won three letters while playing for the Bulldogs.

  • Morales goes from a Bulldog to a Swede in a stroke of the pen

    BRIGHTON -- Brighton's Nathan Morales was a happy young man April 16 for three reasons.

    He signed a letter of intent to play football at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., he was happy he made a choice of school and he was happy to step down from the dais once he signed all the documents.


    "A couple of schools came after me. But Bethany came out and got me," Morales said. "They told me everything right away. The others didn't do that. They said what I wanted to hear."

  • Letter signings times three-plus at Brighton HS

    BRIGHTON -- Three more Brighton High School athletes made their college choices April 16.

    Nathan Morales signed to play football at Bethany College in Lindsburg, Kan. Carleigh Garcia opted to play softball at Benedectine College in Atchison, Kan., and Zach Dent will continue to play football at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Cole Davis, who signed late in the winter with Garden City Community College in Kansas, also took part.


  • PVHS takes golfing tourney title

    Prairie View won the team title at the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference North/South Major Tournament in Thornton April 10. PVHS beat rival Brighton High School by 20 strokes. Rangeview placed third.


    Individually. Prairie View’s Maclay Bruce (84), Sirena Maynes (90) and Amber Tedesco (94) were the ThunderHawks’ top three finishers. , Brighton’s Reagan Ritchey was the overall medalist with a 79. Audry Kobi (104) and Kylie Coleman (105) rounded out BHS’ top three scores.

  • BHS track: Lopez-Tapia, Lopez add wins to their track seasons

    BERTHOUD -- Brighton's Kevin Lopez-Tapia and Deziree Lipsett captured individual titles at Saturday's Max Marr Spartan Classic track meet at Berthoud High School.

  • BHS, Colorado Rockies team up for fundraiser

    BRIGHTON -- Brighton High School's baseball team and the Colorado Rockies joined forces for the Bulldogs' spring fundraiser.

    Tickets are $30. For each purchased ticket to games May 18, June 22, July 12 and Aug. 17 (Todd Helton's retirement ceremony), you can choose a ticket for one of four, free games (April 23, June 4, July 7 and Sept. 15). Proceeds also help the Bulldogs play Centaurus at Coors Field at 10 a.m., April 26.

    All seats are on the lower level in outfield box sections. Email rgarza@sd27j.org with questions.

  • Pitcher's groove
  • Golden Eagles prevail over Bulldogs despite strong pitching effort



    John Carr

    Sports correspondent


    BRIGHTON — Mistakes and miscues by both teams were the order of the day Saturday as the Brighton Bulldog varsity baseball team hosted the Golden Eagles of Mountain Vista. Despite strong pitching by both clubs the Bulldogs (4-6) were bested by the Golden Eagles (8-1) by a score of 5-4.


  • BHS gets a vote but not enough to crack latest chsaanow.com baseball poll

    AURORA -- Brighton High School got a vote to join the top 10 teams in this week's class 5A baseball poll as assembled by the staff at chsaanow.com.

    BHS didn't make the top 10, however. Those spots belong to ThunderRidge, Regis Jesuit, Chatfield, Ralston Valley, Rocky Mountain, Columbine, Fairview, Arapahoe, Mountain Vista and Dakota Ridge high schools.

  • Ramirez gets a double at Mountain Range track meet

    WESTMINSTER -- Prairie View's RJ Ramirez won the 100-meter dash at Saturday's Mountain Range Mustang Invitational meet. His time was 11.13 seconds.

    He also took second place in the 200- meters, where his posted time was 22.75.


    Tavish Whelan was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 41.88. Jordan Holm placed sixth in the long jump with a best effort of 19-8 1/2. Skyler Severance was sixth in the high jump at 5 feet 11 inches. Donovan Otero was eighth in the 400-meter dash in a time of 53.09.